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Journal Title: Corpora
Volume/Issue:   7/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Corpora Volume 7 Issue 1 Table of Contents

http://www.euppublishing.com/toc/cor/7/1

From student hard drive to web corpus (part 2): the annotation and online
distribution of the Michigan Corpus of Upper-level Student Papers (MICUSP)
Matthew Brook O'Donnell and Ute Römer
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 1-18.

Love is all around: a corpus-based study of pop lyrics
Valentin Werner
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 19-50.

Translator-oriented, corpus-driven technical glossaries: the case of cooking terms
Stella E.O. Tagnin and Elisa Duarte Teixeira
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 51-67.

Using corpora in depth psychology: a trigram-based analysis of a corpus of
fetish fantasies
Andrew Wilson
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 69-90.

Corpora and coursebooks: destined to be strangers forever?
Graham Burton
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 91-108.

Review: Mehler, Sharoff and Santini (eds, 2011) Genres on the Web: Computational
Models and Empirical Studies. New York: Springer
Jesse Egbert
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 109-112.

Review: Cheng, Greaves and Warren (2008) A Corpus-driven Study of Discourse
Intonation: The Hong Kong Corpus of Spoken English (prosodic). Philadelphia:
John Benjamins
Nur Yigitoglu
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 113-115.

Review: Quaglio (2009). Television Dialogue: The Sitcom Friends vs. Natural
Conversation. Philadelphia: John Benjamins
Mansoor Al-Surmi
Corpora, Vol. 7, No. 1, May 2012: 117-120.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Translation
Lexicography
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
German
Portuguese
 
LL Issue: 23.2848